Sure, it’s subtle. Subtle like a ball peen over the head. In yet another in a series of temper tantrums by columnists opposed to the advance of gun rights, The Cap Times’s [your progressive voice] Bill Berry keeps the debate elevated. Like drawing a moral equivalence between concealed carry and slave ownership. Or implying the Wisconsin state Senator who sponsored the bill is racist…
Berry’s confounded by the fact that Pam Galloway, a surgeon, would sponsor a bill that would legalize concealed carry.
That would be Pam Galloway, R-Wausau, who was the Senate sponsor for concealed carry. Galloway is a surgeon. Doesn’t anyone else think it’s odd that a surgeon would favor more guns?
Because surgeons save lives, and guns only take them. Right? A surgeon couldn’t possibly care about individual constitutional rights. And it can’t be that she’s noticed that gun crime has fallen as gun ownership and concealed carry have advanced across the country. In 48 other states.
But it wasn’t enough just to impugn her professional ethics or intelligence. Berry had to put a white sheet on her, too.
Of course, Galloway was just upholding the Constitution, which clearly makes carrying arms legal. Owning slaves was also once a constitutional right, which Galloway probably knows since she’s originally from Alabama.
Berry’s bon mot about Nazis being really gun-friendly, too was probably left on the Cap Times editor’s cutting room floor.
Again, when your arguments on the merits fail, demonizing those on the other side of an issue seems to be the next checkbox on the gun-grabbers’ to-do list. Right above trying to scare people into seeing things your way. It’d be laughable if it weren’t so tiresome. Not to mention pathetic.